Accra, July 9, GNA -
Ecobank Ghana today supported 12 medical students with various sums of money to
travel abroad for their medical training exchange programmes.
Under this package, four students will travel to Germany, one to Hong Kong, one to Portland, one to Israel, four to the United States of America and one to the United Kingdom. The exchange programme is scheduled to take place between July and September 2018.
As part of the measures to discharge its Corporate Social Responsibility, Ecobank has established long standing relationships with medical schools in Ghana, spanning over 15 years.
Each year, the bank provides financial support to selected students to enable them to travel abroad on exchange programmes. This forms part of the bank’s larger Corporate Social Responsibility policy, which covers the three areas of Health, Education and Financial Inclusion.
The Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, Mr. Dan Sackey remarked that; “It is my expectation that as medical students and future physicians you will become powerful agents of change. You must approach this opportunity with a teachable spirit that will ensure that you return from this short stint with great exposure that will have a strong impact on your life journey.”
Mr. Sackey further counselled the student beneficiaries that their first sacrifice, must include the willingness to accept postings to health care facilities anywhere in the country to help save precious lives of the rural folks.
“As a progressive bank, we are well aware that being financially profitable is not a sufficient measure of our success, but also the extent to which we position the bank as a good corporate citizen and to give back to society. We shall therefore continue to extend our philanthropic hand to deprived people and institutions in our communities”, he said.
Present at the ceremony were the Director General of the Ghana Health Services, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Vice Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Ghana, Dr. Francis Kwamin, Head of Cardio-Thoracic Centre, Dr. Lawrence Agyeman Sereboe, Head of Anesthetics, ICU department Korle-bu, Dr. Chris Owoo, President of GMA, Dr. Frank Ankobea, eminent Faculty members from the Medical Schools of our various Universities and teaching hospitals,